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Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California

In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

Public Health November 19, 2017

California Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.

Public Health November 8, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

Smoking Marijuana May Be Good For Your Sex Life: Study

A study has found that smoking pot is beneficial for sex life. Regular weed smokers reportedly engage in sex more frequently in comparison to those who abstain.

October 28, 2017

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2017

Marijuana Extract Stops Seizures In Some Kids With Severe Epilepsy: Here Are Other Illnesses That Can Be Treated By Medicinal Cannabis

Latest study shows evidence of positive results from medicinal cannabis use among patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy. What are some of the other conditions that marijuana has proven capable of treating?

Medicine May 26, 2017

Cannabidiol From Marijuana Reduces Seizures In Kids With Rare Epilepsy

A compound present in marijuana was shown effective in treating children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. What are the side effects of the treatment?

Medicine May 25, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

Public Health April 30, 2017

Teen Initially Denied Lung Transplant Over Marijuana Use Dies After Failed Surgery

The young man who was declined a spot on the transplant list of the University of Utah Hospital because of marijuana use has passed away. The 19-year-old received a lung transplant just four weeks ago.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Marijuana Ingredient Might Be New High In Preventing Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.

Medicine April 19, 2017

More Than Half Of US Adults Have Used Marijuana: Poll

A phone survey involving 1,122 adults revealed that 52 percent of adult Americans have tried using marijuana at least once and 14 percent are regular users. Stigma, however, still exists.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Hospital Denies Life-Saving Lung Transplant To Utah Teen: Here's What Happened

A teen was denied treatment by the University of Utah Hospital after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Riley Hancey was left untreated as he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, a chief intoxicant in marijuana.

April 13, 2017

Baked Goods Laced With Marijuana Send 6 North Carolina Hospital Workers To Emergency Room

Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

Synthetic Marijuana Use Can Lead To Violent Behavior, Drug And Alcohol Abuse Among Teens: Study

Synthetic marijuana is largely used among adolescents for recreation. Studies show it can increase the risk of addiction, and also trigger violence, other drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual risk-taking.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Marijuana Use Linked To Stroke And Heart Failure: Study

New research on more than 300,000 hospital data suggests a link between marijuana use and a heightened risk for heart failure and stroke. Researchers aim for continued studies and healthy dissemination of information.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Most Comprehensive Report To Date Confirms Marijuana Relieves Pain, But Seeks More Evidence On Other Benefits

A new 400-page analysis gathers data from more than 10,000 scientific studies and makes over 100 conclusions on the benefits and risks of marijuana use, including potential treatment of chronic pain.

Medicine January 13, 2017

How Has Teen Perception, Use Of Marijuana Changed After Cannabis Was Legalized For Recreational Use?

Latest study indicates that there is a change in perceived harmfulness and usage of marijuana among the teen population in Washington after the drug’s legalization in 2012.

Public Health January 5, 2017

Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Often Misdiagnosed: What Are Its Symptoms?

A newly recognized illness blamed to heavy and long-term use of marijuana is often misdiagnosed because it is relatively unknown. What are its symptoms and how is it treated?

Public Health January 2, 2017

Medical Marijuana: Traffic Deaths Drop In States That Legalized Cannabis Use

While the debate on medical marijuana continues, a surprising new finding relating to its legalization has surfaced. Traffic death rates dropped significantly in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Public Health December 30, 2016

Mysterious Illness Linked To Marijuana Use Spikes In States That Legalized Weed

Doctors see rising cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in states that legalized marijuana. What are the symptoms of this condition and how can it be treated?

Public Health December 29, 2016

People At Higher Risk Of Schizophrenia Are Likelier To Try Marijuana, Says New Study

Researchers from the University of Bristol suggest that people with increased risk of schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana. The study doesn’t accurately relate the risk of schizophrenia with marijuana use but provides valuable evidence on the possibility, cautioned researchers.

Neuroscience December 22, 2016

Gummy Bears Send High School Students To Hospital: How To Tell If Candies Are Laced With Drugs

More than a dozen high school kids attending Naperville North High School fell ill after eating gummy bears that may be laced with a still unknown substance, possibly marijuana or marijuana oil. How do you identify candies laced with drugs?

Public Health December 8, 2016

Chicago High School Students Sick After Eating Gummy Bears Tainted With Marijuana

Chicago high school students needed medical care after eating marijuana-laced gummy bears. The police are still investigating this incident.

Public Health December 7, 2016

Marijuana Users May Be At High Risk For Weakened Heart Muscles

Active marijuana use may be linked to the development of a rare heart condition in which the heart muscle weakens, a new study has revealed. Researchers say symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016

5 US States Mulling Making Marijuana Legal

Whether or not marijuana will be legal for recreational use in five states will depend on how those in Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and California will cast their votes on their state ballots.

Public Health November 7, 2016

Researchers Create 3D Atomic-Level Image Of Brain’s Marijuana Receptor

Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.

Neuroscience October 22, 2016

Cannabis Plants Used As Burial Shroud In Ancient Tomb In China

Thirteen cannabis plants were discovered in a tomb in Turpan Basin in northwest China. It was the first time archaeologists found marijuana being used as a burial shroud.

Feature | Health October 7, 2016

Marijuana Use Actually Dulls Creative Thinking, Says Psychologist

Weed users continue to grow in number in the U.S., many of whom boast of taking cannabis for the substance’s benefits on creativity. A psychologist begs to differ, however, saying that marijuana use actually dulls creative thinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

Democratic, Republican Doctors Offer Treatments Differently, Says Yale Study

The physician’s political view, whether he is a Democratic or Republican, could be influencing the way he deals with the politicized health issues like abortion, marijuana and firearm use. Patients might have to choose doctors according to their own political views, suggest researchers.

Public Health October 4, 2016

DEA To Schedule Kratom: What Is This Medicinal Plant And Why Is It Considered A Public Hazard?

As per DEA’s announcement on Aug. 30, it is unacceptable to use the tropical medicinal plant, kratom, in the country from Friday, Sept. 30. Many people as well as researchers claim that kratom is effective in treating alcohol and painkiller addiction.

Public Health September 30, 2016

Researchers Show Effects Of Long-Term Marijuana Use On The Brain

There’s a lot to be learned about how marijuana affects the body. For now, researchers have determined what long-term marijuana use will do to a user’s brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

US Allows More Marijuana Research But Rejects Requests To Change Classification

The federal government on Thursday will announce the rejection of requests to change the classification of marijuana. At the same time, the government will expand a policy that may increase research on the substance.

Public Health August 11, 2016

13 Percent Of American Adults Smoke Marijuana: Study

A new Gallup poll revealed that one in every eight American adults currently uses marijuana, regardless of whether it is legal or not. The survey shows a strong shift in views regarding cannabis.

Public Health August 8, 2016

Legalized Marijuana Sending More Colorado Children To The Hospital

Colorado saw a sharp rise in the number of young children who were hospitalized after ingesting pot-laced goodies. Cannabis-related hospitalizations increased after the state legalized recreational marijuana.

Public Health July 25, 2016

First Medical Marijuana In Florida Ready To Hit Market Next Week

Florida's first medical marijuana store will open next week in Tallahassee. Trulieve is the first company in the state to receive all the required formal authorizations to produce, process and dispense medical cannabis.

Medicine July 21, 2016

Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Turns 33 Into 'Zombies' As US Sees Rise In Spike Poisoning

The number of people sent to hospitals as a result of synthetic pot poisoning rises. In New York, 33 people who used synthetic marijuana were hospitalized after staggering and collapsing on the street like zombies.

Public Health July 15, 2016

Could Cannabis Fight Against Alzheimer's? Marijuana Ingredient Helps Remove Plaque From Brain Cells

A compound found in marijuana may help remove plaques from brain cells that signify Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings may someday lead to treatments for the debilitating brain disorder.

Medicine June 30, 2016

Marijuana-Derived Drug Effective In Treating Rare Form Of Epilepsy

Once again, GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex drug has been found to be effective in treating the symptoms of a rare form of childhood epilepsy. The company hopes the drug will be approved by the FDA soon.

Medicine June 29, 2016

Microsoft Enters The Marijuana Business With Plant Tracking Software Partnership

Microsoft announced a partnership with a technology startup to provide government agencies plant tracking software from 'seed to sale' as it enters the marijuana business.

Microsoft June 17, 2016

Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Recurrent And Chronic Migraines: Can Supplements Help?

Migraine patients were found to be deficient in riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, vitamin D and folate. Can vitamin supplements help sufferers?

Medicine June 11, 2016

Long Term Marijuana Use Linked To Increased Risk For Gum Disease

A new study finds that long-term marijuana smokers have higher risks of developing gum disease. New findings also show that these marijuana users flossed and brushed their teeth less often than the non-marijuana smokers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016

World's First Marijuana-Friendly Gym To Open In San Francisco

420 Games founder Jim McAlpine is partnering with former NFL player Ricky Williams to open a marijuana-friendly gym in San Francisco. The gym is set to open this fall.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2016

GOP Congressman Admits Using Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

GOP congressman admits to using medical marijuana for arthritis pain. The Republican lawmaker said that for the first time, he was able to get a decent sleep again.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

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